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(Xinhua) Chinese American scientist Sherry Chen, who was wrongfully arrested and fired due to baseless spying claims several years ago, is the "victim of a gross injustice", a U.S. judge ruled on Tuesday.

Chinese-American hydrologist Sherry Chen during a press conference at Arent Fox in Washington D.C., capital of the United States, Sept. 15, 2015 [File photo: Xinhua]

The U.S. Department of Commerce did not have cause to fire Chen, said Chief Administrative Judge Michele Schroeder of the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), ordering to reinstate her employment at the department's National Weather Service (NWS) and pay her back pay plus benefits.

In a more than 130-page detailed decision, the judge completely rejected the Commerce Department's allegations based on baseless claims that she purportedly attempted to obtain secret information from a restricted government database, according to the Sherry Chen Legal Defense Fund.

"We hope this decision sends a strong message to the federal government: stop targeting innocent Chinese Americans," the fund said in a statement released following the judge's decision.

"Three and a half years after her wrongful arrest in October 2014 and two years after her termination in March 2016, Sherry Chen finally has received justice," said the statement.

Chen, an employee of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under the NWS, was accused in 2014 of stealing sensitive information from a database for the nation's dams and lying about the breach.

In March 2015, U.S. federal prosecutors dropped charges against Chen. Two months later, 22 U.S. Congress members urged then U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to investigate whether there was a practice of targeting federal employees based on their race or national origin.

"There's been a history of discrimination against Asian Pacific Americans, and the recurrent theme is one of suspicion," House Representative Ted Lieu said during a press conference at that time.

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Post time 2018-4-26 19:05:53 |Display all floors
So much about the goodness of US's records of Human Rights ! Even fools know better what bloody Human Rights it is boosting itself and its bloody Freedom of Navigations in the world. Luckily, there were/are still a number of good fellows there with foresights to see what is right or wrong; but politically and militarily, things are so screwed up there now - getting worst !

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Why would she want to steal any dam secret. You put them up, they hold water back.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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when it comes to nation's level .. there is no such thing as pure science or pure art ..
everything is political ..

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seneca Post time: 2018-4-26 05:32
That's a pathetic case to persecute someone for "spying" in the USA. I am deeply sorr for the expe ...

""As long as China is hostile to the USA""

Little monkey, western imperialism has proven time and time again to be the major hostile force worldwide
for the past 500 years.
Who do you think you're kidding?
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